Government of the Punjab Finance Department has issued Notification on 22-08-2019 in connection with Ph.D / LLM /M.Phil Allowance to all Employees Holding the Degree of Ph.D / LLM /M.Phil. Detail is as under:
Ph.D/D.Sc./M.Phil/LL.M Degree Allowance was allowed to Government servants where they were is possession of the same over and above the eligibility criteria of the post and it was not allowed where Ph.D/D.Sc. M/Phil/LL.M Degree was part of the eligibility criteria of a post. Now, in supersession of all previous notifications, issued from time to time (to the extent of edibility criteria), Governor of the Punjab is pleased to decide that the Ph.D / M.Phil / LL.M Allowance will be admissible, w.e.f. 01.08.2019, under the following terms and condition:
Ph.D / LLM /M.Phil Allowance to all Employees across the Board
Ph.D / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance is allowed to all Governments servants across the board, working under the administration control of the Punjab Government without linking the same with recruitment rules and jobs assigned to the posts.
Employees Having Basic Pay Scales
It will be admissible to the employees of those Statutory Bodies / Semi-Autonomous Organizations / Corporation which have adopted the scheme of Basic Revised Pay Scales of the Punjab Government ir-toto.
Amount of Allowance
Ph.D Degree holders will be entitled to draw Rs. 10,000/- per month as Ph.D Degree Allowance and M.Phil / LL.M Degree holders will be entitled to draw @ Rs.5,000/- per month as M.Phil / LL.M Allowance.
Date of Implementation of Allowance
Ph.D / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be admissible from the date of notification of the final result issued by the university concerned for those already in service and with effect from the date of joining service for new entrants already in possession of the degree.
What about who Already Getting M.Phil / LL.M Allowance
Those who are / had been in receipt of M.Phil / LL.M Allowance and had / have subsequently acquired Ph.D Degree would be entitled to the allowance on the basis of their last degree, i.e. Ph.D only and the allowance having been/being drawn on the basis of previous degree i.e. M.Phil / LL.M shall be discontinued with effect from the same date.
Degree Verified from HEC
Ph.D / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be allowed only if the degree has been / is acquired from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized university.
Equivalence Degree M.Phil / LL.M Allowance
In case of claim of equivalence of a degree, Ph.D / M.Phil / LL.M Degree Allowance will be allowed only if the Equivalence Certificate has been / is issued by the Higher Education Commission upon the request of the concerned administrative department.
All Administrative Secretaries / Concerned are request to ensure implementation above mentioned instructions in letter and spirit.
Special thanks to Mr. Kishwar Noor and Mr. Amjad Ayub Bhatti for sending the copy of the Notification of Ph.D / LLM /M.Phil Allowance to all Employees Holding the Degree of Ph.D / LLM /M.Phil.